My Hasselblad 500 C/M

This morning I took out my Hasselblad for the first time. I’m a bit ashamed to tell, but I bought this beautiful camera on a bargain some years ago and then it sat in it’s box hardly used at all until today. So armed with some Kodak Portra roles I took out for some landscape photography and boy did I have fun! In this digital age I found it quite relaxing to take your time before each shot. But above all to look down in that magnificent viewfinder.

I shot three roles of film and as soon as these are developed, I will scan the negatives with an Epson V700 flatbed scanner. Of course I will post the results on this website.

Why film? Why medium format?

It’s been almost 8 years ago since I shot film and I never thought of going back. But lately I realized that it does not feel like going back, but to move forward. I’m not saying analog is better than digital, but while browsing several medium format groups on Flickr I noticed that much of the images had a certain depth that I don’t see often with digital images.

Besides that , the constraining factor of having only 12 shots on a rol forces you to make a composition carefully and not just fire away.

So this is not a analog vs digital thingy, but more a nice exploration of an old craft.

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